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From Riviera Maya: Ek Balam & Cenote Tour w/ Lunch & Pickup

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS

From Riviera Maya: Ek Balam & Cenote Tour w/ Lunch & Pickup

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS
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Explore the ancient archaeological site of Ek Balam and swim in the refreshing waters of Chichikan Cenote. Join a tour from the Riviera Maya, enjoy a typical lunch, and learn about local history.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Riviera Maya locations. You may need to meeting at a designated meeting point if your location is not in the activity provider's charted routes. Please ignore the tour starting time at the title. We provide a specific schedule and/or meeting point for each individual reservation.


  • Climb & Discover Ek Balam Archeological Site
  • Enjoy a delectable lunch full of local flavors
  • Cool down with a swim thorugh the crystal-clear waters of the ChichiKan
  • Admire the grace and charm of the colonial architecture in Valladolid's town
Full description
Explore the archeological site with one of the largest buildings in Mesoamerica: Ek Balam. Explore, climb and take pictures at the top of the acropolis to admire its unique architecture and view to the mayan jungle. A guide will escort you to unveil the enigma of the Mayas that one inhabited the place. Feel free to ask as many questions since our guides are fully certified. Afterwards, swim in the refreshing waters of Chichikan cenote, a natural water formation. As pure as it can get; relax yourself surrounded by nature. After swimming, let us pamper you with the best of the local cuisine: Typical dishes with more than 20 options to choose from. To finish your trip, you will have free time to explore the magical town of Valladolid. We will stop at the main plaza where you will be able to take pictures and enjoy this pintoresque colonial town.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Covers area from Generations Hotel heading to Tulum City direction)
  • Guided tour at Ek Balam
  • ChichiKan Cenote swimming
  • Life jackets during the cenote swim
  • Lunch and gastronomic demonstration
  • Bottled water throughout the tour
  • Bilingual guide
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Lockers
  • Ek Balam local tax ($30 usd per adult or 8 usd per children 3-11 y/o)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Cash
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Tripods
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally-located hotels at Riviera Maya
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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The guide was sharp early in the morning, we had to pickup 2 more families and then depart on a comfortable trip to our first stop: Ek Balam , which is a Hidden gem: one of the last archaeological sites were you can still climb and interact with history. Our guide superb, he took us on quite an adventure on the Mayan culture. Cenote was awesome. Bring water shoes since it's kind of slippery. Food was great.

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December 18, 2022

All information was correct. The vehicle was clean, the guide very well informed and polyglot. The cenote was very nice, clean changing rooms, good food. On this tour we got to know the few uncrowded places

January 6, 2023

Product ID: 435696